The perfect style for every need—from small and large busts to nursing and lace bras.

By Tanisha Pina
November 01, 2019
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From back pain to general cage-like constriction, there are seemingly endless reasons to hate wearing a bra. But maybe one of the most universal gripes there is to have with the undergarment that affects just about any size under the sun is the often painful, always annoying, pinching underwire. Whether its because of poor quality or because you’ve worn it to its last and final days, there’s hardly anything worse than when a bras wire is out of place and digging into the skin.

The most effective way of leaving the wire behind? Switching over to a wireless bra—not to be confused with a bralette, the right wire-free style will keep you supported, elevated, and as pushed-up as you need with the comfort and flexibility that wired bras wish they could achieve. And what’s better, these options are able to accommodate just about anyone, regardless of size, style preference or functional need. From small and large busts, to nursing styles and lace options, there are plenty of wireless bras on the market right now to satisfy bra-wearers everywhere.

To help narrow down your search, we’ve rounded up over a dozen of the best wire-free bras below that will have you wondering how you haven’t been converted sooner.

Keep reading below to see why each of these best-in-class wireless bras deserve a spot in your daily rotation.

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Most Comfy: Yummie Audrey Seamless Day Bra

For the light, second-skin support you crave while running errands, camped out on the couch and everywhere in between, this wireless comfort bra makes the whole concept of forgetting you even have one on a reality. The bra is made with soft, firm yet stretchy material that’s designed to fit snugly (but not too tight) against the skin. One Nordstrom shopper described it as so comfortable, it “feels like you’re wearing nothing.”

To buy: $34; nordstrom.com.

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Best Seamless Bra: Wacoal B Smooth Seamless Bralette

As its name suggests, Wacoal’s B Smooth style smooths out the chest with a soft, seamless fit for most A to C cup sizes. The bra comes in a handful of different colors—ranging from neutrals like black and taupe to cherry red and poppy pink—and also features an elastic band underneath the cups for a slight lift, plus removable cups.

To buy: $34; nordstrom.com.

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Best for Large Breasts: Bali Comfort Revolution Wire-Free Bra

With thick (albeit stylish) straps, plus a softly constructed underband, stretch-fit cups, and specially designed side and back support construction, this wireless bra is ideal for those with larger busts. Ranging in size from 32B to 38G, this style comes in over a dozen different colors, patterns and designs—way more playful and interesting than the typical nude shades busty bras come in. It has over 2,600 five-star reviews from Amazon shoppers who rave about its size range and comfort.

To buy: From $14; amazon.com.

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Best for Small Breasts: Hanes Natural Lift Wire-Free Bra

If your chest is on the smaller side, you’ll want to keep these criteria in mind when shopping for a bra: a little padding (to avoid any gaping holes between the bra and your skin and relaxed straps that won’t dig. This wireless option from Hanes checks both boxes, offering a soft, light-foam cups to provide a natural shape, and thin yet sturdy straps for a modern, framed neckline. If you’re worried about padding that’s too over-the-top, reviewers note that this style features just the right amount.

To buy: $12; walmart.com.

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Best for Plus-Size: Knix V-Neck Evolution Bra

Toronto-based company Knix offers a tight edit of wireless bras, with the V-neck style being one of its most highly-rated—with 721 reviews, to be exact. The supportive, seamless design fits up to a size 42G, and features a just-low-enough cut should you want to wear a lower top, plus thick, nicely textured straps that won’t dig (so you can spend the time you would be adjusting all day doing something more worth your time). “It’s quite comfortable,” shared one reviewer. “90 percent of the time I don’t even know I’m wearing a bra.”

To buy: $55; knix.com.

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Best Wireless Option: Tommy John Cool Cotton Wireless Bra

Cult-favorite underwear brand Tommy John just launched its first-ever bra collection earlier this fall, and it surely didn’t disappoint. As a company already known for comfort and innovation, this collection took over two years and 207 prototypes to develop. This particular style is crafted with super-breathable, natural cotton fabric, along with perforated cup lining that allows for extra airflow and lightly lined pads that get the job done without being too dramatic or obvious—a must for padded bras. What’s more? This Tommy John bra features fully adjustable straps for a comfortable fit, and cross-back convertibility-secure clips that allow you to wear the bra in two ways: classic or cross-back.

To buy: $72; tommyjohn.com

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Best Push-up: Lively The No-Wire Push-Up Bra

Instagram-favorite Lively reimagined the push-up bra with an effortless, unlined bra that checks off all of the important boxes: a little push upwards, no-wire comfort, and a modern, cool fit and style. Customers of all sizes—from 34A to 38DD—have rated this style a near-perfect score, noting that The No-Wire Push-Up Bra exceeded expectations of what a push-up bra should be and feel like. “I have been wanting a push-up bra that wasn't too much cleavage and something comfortable,” shares one reviewer. “This bra works—I get a little bump, but nothing too vulgar.”

To buy: $35; nordstrom.com.

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Best Cotton Option: Everlane Tank Bra

This bra is exactly what you’d expect from Everlane: clean, simple, durable and comfortable. Made with soft, Supima cotton, the tank style is double-layered for extra support, with an elastic-band for a perfect fit. “I have been searching for a substitute for the ‘bandeau’ bra, and this is it,” says one review, and thankfully, that was exactly its purpose. No pushing, no padding, no wires—just a soft, barely-there feel for everyday.

To buy: $22; everlane.com.

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Best Lace Option: Wacoal Visual Effects Wireless Minimizer Bra

Lace bras are typically associated with thin, sheer bralettes that lack support, only working for those with smaller busts. This style from Wacoal, however, gives you all of the best parts of a romantic lace bra with all of the support, comfort and ease of a reliable, everyday bra—for small and large breasts alike. Sizes run all the way up to 40G, and there’s a side sling on either side for additional support (especially helpful for bigger bust sizes).

To buy: $62; nordstrom.com.

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Best Full-Coverage: True & Co. True Body Lift Scoop Neck Bra

Whether its out of support needs, or a personal preference to cover-up, full-coverage bras are ideal. Designed with a high neckline to cover almost all breast tissue, they’ll not only keep everything in, but create smoother lines (if any) underneath your clothes. This option from True & Co. does just that, made with a super lightweight, extremely soft material and easy to take on-and-off overhead fit. It’ll feel like a second skin.

To buy: $58; nordstrom.com.

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Best Soft-Cup Bra: Spanx Bra-llelujah! Bralette

For an everyday, wire-free bra that still offers significant structure and support, look no further than this sleek style from Spanx. Stars like Jennifer Garner and Jessica Alba are fans of its older sister, the Bra-llelujah Bra, and the bralette version is just as beloved. Designed with a patented all-hosiery smoothing back and soft, dig-free straps, this bra has no metal hardware or elastic for maximum comfort and longer life span. What’s more, to ensure the best fit and wear for every size, Spanx uses an added fabric layer in cups for sizes large and extra-large.

To buy: $48, spanx.com.

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Most Versatile: Thirdlove 24/7 Seamless Stripe Wireless Bra

This bra is a game changer as far as wireless bras are concerned. Not only does it accommodate cup sizes A through E and feature a full elastic one-inch band for extra support and soft, memory foam cups, but its convertible straps allow you to wear this gem in three completely different ways—straight, criss-crossed at the back, or halter—depending on what you plan to wear that day.

To buy: $68; thirdlove.com.

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Best Nursing Wireless Bra: Auden Nursing Seamless Bra

For new mothers, the right nursing bra can at the very least alleviate some of the discomfort that arises between nursing sessions—and this wireless option from Target’s Auden line is designed to do just that. The style features a stretch panel below the cups to provide a snug fit for better support and to hold nursing pads in place as to confidently go about your day, and an adjustable closure that makes it easy to switch up the fit of the bra to accommodate fluctuations in breast size before and after nursing or pumping, or due to changes in milk supply. What really matters, though, is that real mothers suggest the bra, and they do. “Bonus points for the inner pad being just thick enough that my nursing pads don't show through, but thin enough to be comfortable, and for the six closures that more than accommodate my changing postpartum body,” reads one of the over 300 reviews.

To buy: $17; target.com.

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